Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

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Skywarn Spotter Training Info, NWS

Wednesday April 17 2024
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Boone Co Senior Services
515 Crown Pointe Dr #8335
Lebanon, IN 46052
Public Spotter Training
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Next Meeting: Open to all

Monday May 13th,
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Hendricks Co. Gov't Center  

355 S. Washington St.
Danville, IN 46122

March Meeting Topic:  TBA

Presenter:   Open to non-members.  Come say hi and get to know us! 
Gov't Center

ARRL Field Day 2024 June 22-23

June 23- June 24 2024  1400 EDT Saturday- 1659 EDT Sunday

Harmony Baptist Church
5693 Broyles Rd.
Avon, IN 46123

Shelter house, southeast corner of property
Lots of trees to string antennas, electricity and lights at shelter house, lots of parking and open space.
Open to whole family. Bring them out and show them how it's done.

Map to shelter house
ARRL Field Day Info

Next Test Date

Get your HAM license or upgrade.

Must pre-register.

Saturday April 13th & 27th, 2024
Sponsored by Indy West ERC

Location TBA
classes start at 9:00 am
Testing for all levels April 27th starting noon
Contact Bruce Enz


Hendricks Co. Hamfest 

February 8, 2025
Time TBA

(Can't wait for all the door prizes!)

vendors setup Friday

Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds

1900 E Main St

Danville, IN 46122

Door prizes drawn every half hour

Hamfest Info
Vendor Register for Hamfest table

We sold out plus some!!  Adding 2 Dozen vendor spots 2025

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HCARS (est 1979) is a family of amateur radio operators dedicated to helping others. This is especially true during natural disasters or other emergencies. Many of our members are affiliated with Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), and Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN). The club owns and maintains the 147.015 repeater located near Belleville, Indiana. The club call sign is N9HC. HCARS is a member of the Indiana Radio Club Council, Inc. Regular meetings of the Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society are held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00pm at the Hendricks County Government Center in Danville, IN. Everyone is welcome, and we look forward to meeting you!

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Monthly meeting 2nd Monday

every month

 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Hendricks County Gov't Center

355 S Washington St.
Danville, IN 46122

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ARRL Field Day

June 22-23, 2024

 Harmony Baptist Church

 5693 Broyles Rd.

 Avon, IN 46123

Set up 9 am Saturday

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hendricks county hamfest 2024

February 8, 2025

9:00 am -  pm

Hendricks County Fair Grounds

Conference Center

1900 E Main St

Danville, IN 46122

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HCARS Repeater

2m repeater serving Hendricks and surrounding counties

147.015 -- Tone 88.5 -- +0.6MHz
Belleville, IN